During the six-month period - January 1st - June 30th, 2021, Portugal will lead the work of the Council, strengthening Europe's resilience and its citizens' confidence in the European social model, promoting a Union based on shared values of solidarity, convergence and cohesion – a Union capable of coordinated action to recover from the crisis. This is the fourth time that Portugal chairs the EU Council.
Portugal will work on three major priorities:
- To promote Europe's recovery, leveraged by the climate and digital transitions
- To implement the Social Pillar of the European Unio n as a key element for ensuring a fair and inclusive climate and digital transition
- To strengthen Europe’s strategic autonomy keeping it open to the world*
► The priorities of Portugal presidency are driven by its motto:"Time to Deliver: a fair, green, digital recovery ".
The presidency programme focuses on five main areas:
- Resilient Europe
Promote Europe's recovery, cohesion and values
- Green Europe
Promoting the EU as a leader in climate action
- Digital Europe
Accelerate digital transformation in the service of citizens and enterprises
- Social Europe
Promote and strengthen the European social model
- Global Europe
Promote Europe’s openness to the world
► To view priorities, click here
► More information about the Portuguese Presidency can be found here.
► About the Trio Presidency Programme, click here
► More information on the Presidency of the Council fo the European Union: click here